But for the prayers of the saints, Nigeria would have exploded considering all that it has experienced from civil war to struggle for democratic rule as well as myriads of crises which includes Militancy, Boko Haram, herdsmen killings and so on
By Katherine Umukoro
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye gave an account of how a former head of state late General Sanni Abacha was not able to achieve his ambition of succeeding himself due to prayers of the church. According to him he got an information that the then military ruler would be coming for him at the Redeemed Camp Ground due to prayers he was offering, accordingly the then military head of state was told by is sorcerers that their efforts at helping him achieve his goals were been nullified by the GO’s prayers. When Pastor Adeboye got the information, according to him, though he was worried he nevertheless, kept on praying and God answered: That ambition was not only aborted but the military ruler passed on.
The magazine’s investigation revealed that in the midst of the crippling uncertainly, fear, insecurity, hunger, poor education, no electricity, unemployment, poor infrastructure and many more; hope is what is more valuable than anything else to most Nigerians. This hope and the strong faith in God is what keeps many of the citizens alive. For the believers and followers of Christ, they are convinced beyond doubt, that God has used some great men of His, to heal the land and restore hope to the people. They believe that Men of God like Pastor Enoch Adeboye( RCCG), Pastor William F. Kumuyi (Deeper life) Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners) Daniel Olukoya (MFM) Pastor Christ Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa ,( Christ Missionaries Crusaders), Rev Felix Omobode, PFN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, CAN President and Chief Executive of Nigerian Baptist Convention, Pastor Sam Adeyemi (Daystar) Pastor Daniel Oluwaseun (LFC Ekehuan), Evang Uma Ukpai (world Evangelist), late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, ( Church of God Mission) and many others have at different times stood in the gap praying for the peace, unity and progress of the people.
Investigation by the magazine revealed that some nations did not experience half of the tension that Nigeria has been made to go through as a country, yet Nigeria is still intact. This, stakeholders in the Nigerian project said could only be attributed to God and His miraculous works. Curiously, some religious leaders who the magazine reporters spoke with, noted that God used some human instrument to provoke “Miracle” in Nigeria, due to the intense supplications by men of God who fervently pray and seek the face of the Lord concerning the affairs of Nigeria.
Indeed, that Nigeria is so much blessed is a fact no one can dispute. In terms of population, the country has an enviable demographic statistics which no African nation can rival. The mineral resources in Nigeria are equally in abundance just as the vast human capacities. Aside from oil, there are other natural endowments like cocoa, groundnut, rubber, precious solid minerals like iron ore, copper, limestone among others. All these added up to make Nigeria a thriving business hub in sub Sahara Africa. In all of these, the rate at which foreign investors and tourists trooped into the country shot up a great deal, bringing in a lot of opportunities which the country’s